Gain Experience and Skills

Hands-on learning beyond the classroom helps you expand your skills, form community connections, build your resume, and gain the Panther Edge. These include internshipsundergraduate researchstudy abroadcommunity engagement, and leadership experiences.

Joining a student organization provides you opportunities to form friendships, explore your interests, gain work and volunteer experience, develop leadership skills, and network with professionals working in your industry.

Examples: Changing Health, Attitudes, and Actions to Recreate Girls, Future Healthcare Executives, Health Occupation Students of America, Health Psychology Graduate Students Club, More than a Book Club: Healthcare, Public Health Student Association, Research in Engineering, Healthcare, And Biomechanics, Undergraduate Public Health Club, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Organization, Women in Medicine and Science, Biomedical Engineering Society at UWM, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Pre-Dental Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, Pre-Physician Assistant Association, Advancing Diversity and Excellence in Physical Therapy, American Medical Student Association, Future Black Nurses Association, Nursing Student Association, Research in Engineering, Healthcare, And Biomechanics, Student Occupational Therapy Association

Internships provide an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience, expand your transferable skills, develop professional connections, and build your resume. Our staff can help you tailor your resume and cover letter, search for positions, and prepare for the interview.

Be sure to utilize Handshake to search for positions. Employers looking to hire UWM students & alumni use this recruiting system to connect with you!

On-campus jobs provide convenient options with flexible scheduling and opportunities to gain transferrable and career-related skills. Explore and apply to on-campus jobs on Handshake. For additional support, visit our employment website.


University Recreation, Tutoring and SI Leader, and Student Health and Wellness Center.

SET has deep community partnerships which provide student opportunities for volunteering, service learning, service trips, and other forms of community-based learning. You may even find yourself in a course with a built-in service-learning requirement. You can learn more about this on our website here.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, Alternative Spring Break Trip, Virtual Tutoring Program, and Hope House Food Pantry… to name a few!

Identify Common Local Employers

We proudly host eight career fairs every year, showcasing around 80 diverse employers each fair.

Meet Your Advisors

Lauren Lessac
Associate Director of Career Counseling & Academic Partnerships
Andrew Hirsh
Internship and Assessment Manager